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3 Things Chris Brown Needs to Tell His Fans

We’re three days post-Billboard Music Awards and this Team Breezy-Chrissy Teigen-John Legend beef is still out of hand. For a minute there, Chrissy was out in the Twitterverse all by her lonesome but once the ridiculous death threats kept rolling in, her fiancé finally stepped, telling tweeters to watch their e-mouths in so many words. Eventually the leader of the pack, Chris Brown, finally spoke out, tweeting to his fans: “I know y’all bout that life but it’s the wrong message! Ur turning haters into victims!” That was a good start and all, but not nearly enough of a lashing to match people telling Chrissy she should have been aborted and they hope she dies.

This isn’t the first time Chris’ fans have gone too hard for him, particularly after an awards show, and since he hasn’t quite figured out the right words to tell his team yet, let me offer these three suggestions as a starting point.

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1. You Really Shouldn’t Be About That Life: I know this is a trendy saying right now, but number one, how many of Chris’ teeny-boppin', female fans are really about murdering someone? Second, if they were, would that be cool? I don’t think so. If he considered starting off his tweet with “I know ya’ll bout that life” was the right message, I beg to disagree. Being a fan is cool, but a fanatic sending death threats over a tweet about lip-synching is not a life anyone needs to be about.

2. Calling Me Out is Not Hate: I’m sure part of the reason for Chris’ mild scolding is because he’s just as pissed that people were calling him out about lip-synching as his fans are. But c’mon, dude. You’re a professional entertainer; critiquing comes with the job...and it’s not hate. Let’s take it back to the Grammy’s. This was Chris’s first performance at the awards show in three years and he lip-synched. Then three months later he did it again at the Billboard Music Awards. Really Breezy? His fans actually should have been just as mad at him for not giving the performance they know he should have and could have. Chris is one of the few talented people in the industry who can actually sing and dance at the same time. So why hasn’t he done that in the last several performances? Viewers have a right to be disappointed. It’s not hate.

3. No, I Can’t Beat You Up Any Time: This goes back to the Grammy’s as well, but since he didn’t address it then, he might as well handle it now with this Chrissy Teigen fiasco. Fans who weren’t bothered that Chris decided not to sing during his performance expressed their approval with a slew of messages along the lines of "Chris can beat me up anytime," referring to his past altercation with Rihanna. Pause. I want Chris to put that domestic situation behind him as much as the next fan; however, letting crazy comments like that slide is not cool. Celebrities know how much power and influence they have, and for some reason, he refuses to use his for anything useful. Sure, some girls were probably just making a supposed funny play on words, others will no doubt allow some boy to put his hands on her because she’s so caught up in who he is. If Chris Brown can get on Twitter and send tweets like “f*ck off” when people criticize him, he can definitely take a moment to look out for his so-called beloved fans' well-being when they say foolishness like this.

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Kelly Rowland Says Her Highly-Anticipated Project Is "Definitely Coming"

Six years ago, Kelly Rowland released her fourth studio album titled Talk a Good Game. The project boasted hit singles like "Kisses Down Low" and the transparent "Dirty Laundry." Now, the Houston native is preparing to release a project that'll surely satisfy fans' patient earbuds.

In an interview with Billboard, Rowland shared her hopes for putting out a new body of work and the pressure that she's encountered since she's been in the studio. "This is by far the longest, most pressure-filled process ever, only because I know what it's supposed to be and I have been so hard on myself. I know it," she said. "And it's the first time I've said it out loud. I've been extremely hard on myself. But it's definitely coming, and I'm more so excited about this project than anything else."

The news follows the recent release of Rowland's "Kelly" track, which was met with critical acclaim in November 2018. In addition to preparing the release of new music, the "Motivation" singer discussed fans' wish for a Destiny's Child reunion. The rumors have been fueled by social media photographs of Rowland with either Beyonce or Michelle or all three, especially during Beyonce's past Coachella performance. But Rowland assures readers that it's not what they think.

"It's so funny. I guess every time people see us together, they just see music but I see sisterhood, and that's what we are and that's what me, her, Michelle [Williams] and Solange and I are. People see us all together, they immediately think music. I'm like, no. Just family." As Rowland previously mentioned Solange, she hopes to one day work with her again.

"I'm a huge fan," she said. "I love her writing and how detailed and particular she is. I always wanted to figure out how the heck she has so many different layers of harmonies when she is constructing these vocals, and it's so complex but simple. It's genius. It's the genius in her genius mind that she has in there." One of the last times the pair collaborated was on Rowland's "Simply Deep" track off her debut solo album of the same name. Solange also penned a few songs off the same project. Fast forward to 2016, and Rowland's vocals were featured on Solange's iconic A Seat at the Table.

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Teyana Taylor To Pay Homage To Ballroom Culture In "WTP" Video

Teyana Taylor aims to keep her hot streak of innovative videos coming thanks to this recent announcement. Taking to Instagram on Wednesday (Jan. 9), the "Gonna Love Me" singer will show adoration to ballroom culture in the visual for "WTP."

Directed by Gregory "Beef" Jones, The Aunties Inc., and Taylor herself, the Harlemite takes viewers on her journey to the expression-filled space where she hopes to rack up 10s across the board from a group of judges. The premise of the video also seems to follow a mockumentary format airing on a fictional network named FEMTV. Alongside Taylor, other men and women get ready to display their talents and confidence on the ballroom floor.

"WTP" is featured on the mother-of-one's sophomore album, K.T.S.E., which was released in June 2018. While the rollout's controversy didn't entirely muddle the excitement behind the project's debut, Taylor said she was sold on the idea that her album would be treated as the biggest out of G.O.O.D. Music's string of releases last year.

"I didn't know ahead of time that there wouldn't be any singles or visuals. But I knew that it was going to be the five-album thing," she said during a HOT 97 interview. "[Kanye] wanted [my album] to be last, he wanted mine to be the biggest. That's the way they sauced it up. I was sold."

The video will debut on Jan. 19. Check out the teaser below.

 

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👀 1.19.19 👀 #WTP Directed by @teyanataylor & @ogbeefjones @theauntiesinc 🙏🏾🙌🏾🙏🏾 The wait is ALMOST over. 😏 @museumofsex

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Trina Braxton’s Ex-Husband, Gabe Solis, Dies After Battle With Cancer

Gabe Solis, the ex-husband of Trina Braxton, lost his battle with cancer, Thursday (Dec. 20),  TMZ reports. He was 43.

Solis passed away at his home in Texas, surrounded by friends and family, according to the outlet. No official details have been released about his passing.

Solis had reportedly been keeping his cancer battle private. His death came as a shock to his loved ones. On Friday (Dec. 21), Braxton seemingly mourned the loss of her ex-husband with a cryptic Instagram meme reading, “I need a hug..E bottle of wine.”

The former couple tied the knot in 2003, and appeared together on previous seasons of WEtv’s Braxton Family Values. Despite finalizing their divorce in 2015, Braxton and Solis confronted lingering issues from their marriage during an episode of Iyanla: Fix My Life, earlier in the year.

Braxton has since moved on to a new relationship, but remained friends with Solis.

 

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